De/Construction & Competition

Today’s Press Herald reports on the demolition and new plans for the 2 spots that had been the Ice House on York and Binga’s in Bramhall Square.

The building has been boarded up since it was damaged by a fire two years ago. Tod Dana, who bought the building, plans to open a…restaurant on the lot, at 231 York St.

There’s also an article about Portland area native, Zac Young who will compete in the Top Chef Just Desserts TV reality show.

While working in the wig department of the Radio City Rockettes, Young decided to take his passion for baking in a more serious direction and enrolled in and graduated from The Institute of Culinary Education in New York.

He later trained in France with Philippe Givre at Valrhona and Philippe Parc at Chocolate Michel Cluizel. His resume includes stints at Bouchon Bakery and Butter Restaurant.